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Zig Zag lands UK rights for “Hide and Seek”

Zig Zag Productions has optioned three Sparks Networks formats, including Hide and Seek (pictured), Jockey Stars and Wanted, to produce local versions of for UK broadcasters.
July 18, 2013

Zig Zag Productions has optioned three Sparks Networks formats, including Hide and Seek, Jockey Stars and Wanted, to produce local versions of for UK broadcasters.

The indie production company will look to remake Hide and Seek (pictured above), a format from T Group and Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite. In the format, families play a big game of hide and seek with the assistance of camouflage experts, special effects make-up, set designers and more to hide from a celebrity seeker. If they’re not found, the family wins a cash prize.

Zig Zag also acquired the UK rights to Jockey Stars from Galway’s Abu Media. The reality show, which launched on Irish channel TG4, follows hopeful jockeys as they endure three months of training for a horse-race that names the next champion jockey.

The UK rights were also optioned for Montreal-based Trio Orange’s date show format Wanted. In the show,┬ácontestants find their mate through an Internet and social media search, using specialist psychological profilers. In the end, five possible candidates take part in challenges as the contestant makes their decision.

“These are three very different but equally compelling formats that we think have huge potential,” said Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions. “We’re very excited to be bringing them to UK broadcast partners.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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